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What account can I use to log onto a domain controller when booting into safe mode (without networking) there are no local users accounts on domain controllers and it doesn't see the domain.

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Did you try the recovery password that you did set when installing the domain controller? ;) Most people overlook that - but yes, tehre is ONE emergency account and you have set the password.

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I did try the active directory restore mode password. – Jake Feb 13 '12 at 6:56
@Jake: Then you've got the wrong password. TomTom is right re: what password is used. – Evan Anderson Feb 13 '12 at 14:57

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